Fresh off the press: Cigar Aficionado 10 Best Cigars of the year for 2014 just named Oliva Serie V Melanio the No.1 cigar of the year! Here's what the editors of CA magazine had to say about the Oliva Serie V Melanio:
"One look at the sharply pressed corners and carefully curved head and foot of the Oliva Serie V Melanio Figurado tells you this is no ordinary cigar. The Nicaraguan smoke represents the pinnacle of achievement for Oliva Cigar Co. The Oliva Cigar story began in the late 1800s, when Melanio Oliva started growing cigar tobacco in Cuba. His heirs carried on the family tradition in the fields, but it was his grandson...
The new Oliva Serie V Melanio line was created in tribute to the founding father of the Oliva tobacco empire, Don Melanio Oliva, who started growing tobacco in Cuba about 150 years ago. His grandson, Gilberto Oliva was the one to move the family tobacco enterprise out of Cuba after the Castro regime nationalized the cigar industry in the wake of the revolution. Introduced at the 2012 IPCPR, the Oliva V Melanio cigar is a celebration of the founding father’s life and takes the already world famous Oliva Serie V line to a whole new level. Like all Oliva Serie V cigars, the Melanio is medium-to-full bodied however, the Oliva Serie V Melanio line features an Ecuadorian Sumatra seed wrapper not seen on an Oliva cigar since the Masterblends II line and utilizes a Nicaraguan binder and all Nicaraguan filler blend. With sweet cocoa, nutty flavors, spiced up with peppery notes, the Melanio line is complex but amazingly balanced, with a long, smooth finish. Cigar experts predict that the Oliva Serie V Melanio will become the new pace setter for the entire brand and a magnet for real cigar lovers.
This is what Cigar Aficionado had to say about the #1 Cigar of 2014:
We offer the Oliva Serie V Melanio line in the following sizes: Oliva Serie V Melanio No.4, Oliva Serie V Melanio Robusto, Oliva Serie V Melanio Churchill, Oliva Serie V Melanio Torpedo, and the Oliva Serie V Melanio Figurado recently rated a high score of 93 points!